A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher -

My Book Collection

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Take a look at all the books that line up my book shelves. You'll better understand what genre of books I'm interested in.

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Book Shelf

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It's a simple design but am very proud of how it looks. This occupies the pride of place in my room. Take a look.

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Latest Blog

10 Steps I Take to Truly Benefit From a Book. 
10 Steps I Take to Truly Benefit From a Book. 

An important lesson I’ve learned is that reading a book only makes sense if you can put the learnings into action. Earlier I would focus on finishing a book. (which I admit is a task in itself). Once I finish a book, a sense of relief comes over. I take a few days break before I start reading another book. What use is the book…

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13 Oct 16

Lessons I Learned Today on ‘Deep Work’
Lessons I Learned Today on ‘Deep Work’

I’ve started this new habit of jotting down notes from the audio books or podcasts that I listen to that day. Currently am listening to Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. This is part of my effort to practise concentration in my work and to get lots done. Some of the important points that I learned today are the…

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11 Oct 16

How Listening to AudioBooks is Keeping me Healthy! 
How Listening to AudioBooks is Keeping me Healthy! 

I’ve started to listen to audio books and podcasts during my daily walks. This has been a fantastic decision. Not only am I catching up on my “reading”, I’m actually walking more.  I’ll have to admit that reading physical books was not working for me. I have NOT finished 95℅ of the physical books I’ve bought. On the contrary, I’ve finished every audio book that…

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10 Oct 16

The Story of Yasodha: Overcoming Difficulties in Life.
The Story of Yasodha: Overcoming Difficulties in Life.

Every morning, as I take my pet dog for a walk around my neighborhood, I notice a special person. A lady with a puny figure in a saree that looks like she had hastily wrapped around. The white walking stick in her hand expels any doubt that she is completely blind. Most of her front teeth were missing which makes her look like she is…

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24 Nov 14

Subroto Bagchi’s The Elephant Catchers
Subroto Bagchi’s The Elephant Catchers

That awesome feeling when the first page of a new book talks about the college you studied in! Subroto Bagchi’s The Elephant Catchers talks in-dept about Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur, Karnataka of which my college is part of. It talks about the 106 year old Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji who educates 8500 students for free to this day.

10 Dec 13

In action at the Book Authoring Retreat
In action at the Book Authoring Retreat

The 100 Day Book Authoring Challenge got kickstarted over the weekend. 17 of us got together for two days at our farm. We unplugged ourselves from usual life to focus entirely on planning and prepping up for our books. Here are some of the snaps from the authoring retreat. http://Kiruba.com/authoring Click to view the Album.

25 Nov 13